(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 22 May 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Election office in Butuan City to conduct voter’s education,  Registration Anywhere Program

BUTUAN CITY -- The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Butuan City will hold a Voter’s Education and Registration Fair (VERF) and Registration Anywhere Program (RAP) on April 27, at 3rd floor event center, SM City Butuan. 

This is in preparation for the 2025 National and Local Elections and is in line with COMELEC Resolution No. 10963, authorizing the conduct of satellite registrations in malls, barangays, and other public and private establishments to ensure wider voter participation.

Part of the VERF is the lecture on voter’s rights and responsibilities which will be participated by students and voters to help them understand their right to vote as well as the underlying responsibilities of being a voter.

A registration will also be conducted after the lecture where they will practice and execute the learning from the activity.

The Registration Anywhere Program (RAP) is conducted monthly at the mall for those voters living outside of their hometown who cannot go home to register. 

A Satellite Registration of Voters is also conducted to various barangays in Butuan City. For the month of March, COMELEC Butuan City already covered eight barangays, namely Dulag, Manila de Bugabus, Amparo, Mandamo, Florida, and Sumile.

Interested applicants should personally appear before the election officer, state the necessary information required, and present any of the following identification documents that bears the applicant’s photograph and signature:

1. National Identification (ID) card under the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys);

2. Postal ID card;

3. PWD ID card;

4. Student’s ID card or library card, signed by the school authority;

5. Senior Citizen’s ID card;

6. LTO Driver’s license/student permit;

7. NBI Clearance;

8. Philippine Passport;

9. SSS, GSIS, or other Unified Multi-Purpose ID card;

10. Integrated Bar of the Philippines card;

11. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission;

12. Certificate Issued by the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or IPs;

13. Barangay ID/Certification with photo; and

14. Any other government issued valid ID.

Cedula and Philippine National Police (PNP)/Police Clearance shall not be honored for registration purposes.

As of April 26, 2024, a total of 4,629 has been registered in COMELEC Butuan City. This shows the effectiveness of the Registration Anywhere Program (RAP) and Satellite Registration of Voters.

The next RAP will be conducted on May 25, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Robinsons Mall Butuan.

Meanwhile, the COMELEC Butuan City office is located at 2nd Floor, PIA Bldg., J. Rosales Avenue, Brgy. Bayanihan continuously accepts applicants every Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, including holidays unless otherwise stated. (COMELEC Butuan City/PIA-Caraga)